A filling is used to seal a tooth after a cavity has been removed. A variety of filling options are available to patients including silver amalgam and tooth colored fillings.
A crown (also called a cap) is used to cover the visible decay of a decayed, broken, or cracked tooth in order to restore it's function and appearance. Many different materials can be used including porcelain and gold. Dr. Allen will discuss these options with you so you can make the best decision based on your needs.
Implants are the most natural way to replace a single tooth, and can also be used to add needed support to removable partials and dentures so you can keep your confidence as you go about day, eating, speaking, and smiling.
A bridge is a permanent, yet discrete, fixture that replaces between one and two missing teeth to restore your natural smile. Bridges are strong, allowing you to eat as you normally would, and can be cleaned just like your other teeth.
A removable partial denture is an economic alternative to installing a permanent bridge. Partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw, and do not require missing teeth to be adjacent to one another.
Dentures are a natural looking removable appliance that replaces all of your upper and lower teeth in the even they have been or need to be removed due to decay or untreated gum disease.
A night guard is a custom-fitted hard acrylic appliance that is typically used during sleep to prevent tooth damage caused by clenching or grinding.
Dr. Allen offers friendly and professional cleaning services including prophylaxis, full mouth debridement, periodontal scale and root planning, and periodontal maintenance. Her highly trained, hand-picked staff will make your smile sparkle whether just in time for your special event, or for your annual cleaning.
The x-ray image is a critical tool dentists use to understand your oral health, but some may worry about the dangers of x-ray radiation. Dr. Allen’s office uses state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology to obtain high quality images while exposing you to less radiation than you would get from a sunny walk in the park.
Oral health has been found in numerous studies to be connected with overall health. Conditions including diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and issues in pregnancy can be identified during oral exams. Dr. Allen understands the importance of preventative oral care, and so whether you are on your first visit, getting a second opinion, or at your annual check up, you can always rest assured that Dr. Allen’s approach has your overall health as a priority.
There are many ways to whiten your teeth that vary in cost and effectiveness. Dr. Allen has found the most effective option is to use custom trays that you fill with a whitening gel once a day for approximately two weeks. Using this method, Dr. Allen has achieved great results that are sure to satisfy.
Six Month Smiles is a cost effective alternative to adult braces that corrects minor crowding or spacing issues. Six month smiles is known for it's short term clear braces or aligners.
At times it is necessary to extract a problem tooth, which can bring about anxiety for some people. Dr. Allen actively seeks out the latest technology, techniques, and best practices so your tooth extraction can be as comfortable and pain free as possible.
Dr. Allen can help you brighten your smile with individualized smile makeovers for anything ranging from small fixes to major repairs. Some procedures include tooth reshaping, restoration of worn or shortened teeth, length alteration, and closing gaps.